Ryan McDonough joins The Vertical Podcast

Phoenix Suns GM Ryan McDonough joins The Vertical Podcast with Adrian Wojnarowski. McDonough discusses the behind-the-scenes of the draft-day trade that brought Dragan Bender and Marquise Chriss to the Suns, how he can sell the Suns as a free agent destination with their burgeoning young core of talent and the frustration of dealing with inaccurate trade reports as a GM. For the first time, McDonough discusses his pursuit of Brad Stevens to coach the Suns prior to Stevens' leaving Butler for the Boston Celtics. He goes into great detail on growing up the son of legendary journalist Will McDonough, how his father's relationship with Bill Parcells has yielded him sage front office advice and how a young generation of NBA GM's keep a particularly close relationship.